On November 1, we’re running the first Marco Polo Marathon – a guided journey through language and culture.
Join us for an exciting day of varied activities, at the Multicultural Hub, 509 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne
10h00 – 10h30 – Language in your hand – How would you sculpt a word like ‘home’, ‘friend’ or ‘animal’?
10h30 – 10h45 – Interpreting the world – Opening address by Charles Qin, Founder of Chin Communications
10h45 – 11h45 – China food tour – hunt and gather food from the four corners of China at nearby shops, and share your bilingual stories of China’s diversity through food memories
11h45 – 12h45 – Twitterpretation – take part in a bilingual-live-tweet-fest of iconic Chinese and Australian videos
12h45 – 13h30 – 一起吃饭 – informal language exchange around lunch.
13h30 – 15h00 – Translators in context – join leading translators and interpreters in a panel discussion, exploring the complex interaction between language experts and the diverse institutions and systems they work with.
15h00 – 17h15 – All you can translate – join a bilingual team and translate new writing from Australia and China – the fastest translators will receive a small gift.
17h15 – 17h30 – Closing address – how to live happy bilingual lives in Australia and China.